Wednesday, December 16, 2009

art basel 2009

Paul Wackers: from Joanne Matteras art blog
the two pieces above were for sale at the 8th annual Art Basel in Miami Beach. it is apparently the most important art show in the United States with more than 250 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
i've been devouring the coverage of the fair on these three insightful blogs; Joanne Mattera, Hyperallergic's Hrag Vartanian, and Myartspace. (my favorite being Joanne's)
i entered the Myartspace competition in Nov to try and get into this prestigious show but obviously i did not. surprisingly i was not upset by this news at all, as i knew it was a long shot any way. but i diligently studied the winners of the competition and i discovered that it was mostly installation and sculptural pieces that edged in. and from what i can see installation pieces really seem to be on the up swing lately. luckily this all just inspired me to work harder and to push myself further to be more innovative with my drawings. i was just extremely happy that a few graphite pieces were included in this show! and i was especially impressed with Jane Hambletons work...i absolutely love it!! please check out her work and some of the coverage on these great's well worth the visit!!

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